a combining form meaning “seizure,” used in the formation of compound words: epilepsy.
Origin of -lepsy
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n combining form
indicating a seizure or attackcatalepsy
Word Origin for -lepsy
from New Latin -lepsia, from Greek, from lēpsis a seizure, from lambanein to seize
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